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Research and Knowledge Exchange Conference

The School of Education is pleased to announce that our annual research and knowledge exchange conference will be returning this summer. Transforming Pedagogy and shaping futures:Using research and knowledge exchange partnerships to create innovative ideas for teaching and learning. Thursday 13 July 2023, 1pm – 7pmUniversity of BrightonFalmer Campus The conference will feature a keynote…

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Author inspires trainee teachers

We were delighted to welcome author MG Leonard to the Falmer campus as the guest at this year’s Read to Inspire event. The annual Read to Inspire event is organised for our trainee primary teachers and has welcomed a host of authors over the years including Emily Gravett, Liz Pichon, Polly Dunbar, Chris Riddell and…

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Come to an applicant event

Our applicant events are a great way to learn more about your course after you have applied, to get to know us better and make sure we are the right university for you. To book you’ll need your University of Brighton student number which you’ll find on any emails you’ve received from us about your…

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Booknic showcases contemporary children’s books

Our first-year trainee primary teachers visited a local primary school to hold a ‘booknic’ The trainees are all studying on our Primary English Education BA(Hons) with Qualified Teacher Status degree which focuses on English as a specialism alongside the other national curriculum subjects. As the name might suggest, a booknic is like a picnic but…

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Award-winning children’s wellbeing podcast set for schools role

The new series of young people’s mental health podcast The Rez , produced by lecturer Lance Dann, is the first podcast to be accredited for teaching in schools. The latest outing for The Rez – beginning on 1 November – has received groundbreaking accreditation this month from the PSHE Association, which allows it to be used in…

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A day of creative joy!

Trainees in their second year of our Primary English Education BA(Hons) with QTS recently took part in a special workshop hosted by two leads from The National Theatre where they explored the creative journey of storytelling, creative pedagogy and joy. The day also launched the research project for course team members Polly Herbert, Sinead Kennedy…

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Module receives Inclusive Practice Marks

A module on our Secondary Mathematics Education BA(Hons) with QTS course has received two marks for inclusive practice. The Inclusive Practice Marks recognise and celebrate demonstrable development and enhancement of module curricula to make both content and delivery methods more inclusive to all students and are part of the University’s broader work on inclusive practice….

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We’re 8th for education!

The Guardian published its 2023 University Guide this week and we’re delighted that education courses at Brighton are placed 8th in the UK – a climb of 26 places. The University of Brighton has been educating professionals, including teachers, researchers, early years practitioners, youth workers and teaching assistants, for over 100 years. We’re proud of…

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Trainee teachers receive Primary Science Enhancement Award

Congratulations to four trainee teachers studying our Primary Education (5–11 years) BA(Hons) with QTS  who recently received the Primary Science Enhancement Award for Initial Teacher Education. The Primary Science Teaching Trust has developed the Primary Science Enhancement Award (PSEA) scheme for Initial Teacher Education (ITE). The scheme, now in its second consecutive year, is supported…

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Walker May Literature Prize

Congratulations to Holly Ayling and Keziah Langston who were recently awarded The Walker May Literature Prize at this year’s Graduation Ceremony. The award was open to students from the School of Education and the School of Humanities and Social Science who demonstrated particular merit in literature through their performance in their children’s and adult literature…

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